Sarah J. Brooks



    * Experience in a variety of classrooms kindergarten through 8th grade
    * Solo teaching experience
    * Knowledge of Everyday Math Program
    * Knowledge of Houghton-Mifflin Reading Program
    * Significant experience in accommodating special needs students
    * Attention to detail and regard for bigger picture
    * Energetic and passionate about teaching
    * Performs well as part of a team
    * Ability to multitask
    * Certified in CPR
    * Teaching portfolio available online at


    * Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont . Cumulative GPA of 3.47.   August 2000 – May 2004
    * High school Diploma, Bellows Free Academy. National Honor Society member.  August 1996 – June 2000

Para-educator, Swanton Central School      March 2008-present

Provided intensive education and counseling with one special needs student. Assisted with social skills, academic skills, and anger management in a respectful and personable manner. Served as a one-on-one para-educator for a child on an individualized education plan. Focused on respectful treatment of a troubled student while providing any assistance necessary to the larger classroom.

Substitute Teacher, Franklin and Chittenden County    September 2007-March 2008

Served as substitute teacher for classrooms in St. Albans City School, St. Albans Town Educational Center, Milton Elementary School, and Fairfield Elementary School. Taught grades ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. Served as long-term substitute for grades 7 and 8 for five weeks at St. Albans City School. Planned lessons, managed classroom, provided support and education for students on both a classroom and an individual level.

Instructional Assistant, Milton Elementary School     August 2005-June 2007

Served nine students with special needs with disabilities including learning disabilities, ADHD, Tourettes, high anxiety, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Helped students one on one and in groups in areas including but not limited to literacy, math, science, and social studies. Did pre-teaching in physical education and planned in reading, spelling, math, writing, science, and social studies. Took charge of assessment and record keeping. Assisted classroom teacher and ran lessons solo. Utilized Houghton-Mifflin Reading Program and Everyday Math Program. Also participated in play for the children, Herrick’s Hilarious Hams.

Teacher, Milton Elementary School Summer Reading Camp   Summer 2006

Implemented an intensive reading program for children entering the 4th grade at Milton Elementary School. Utilized Soar to Success Reading Program, part of the Houghton-Mifflin Reading Program. Connected with children, tutored students, and effected significant improvement in reading aptitude over the summer.

Teacher, Milton Elementary School Summer Services    Summer 2006

Implemented instruction to help children with special needs improve reading aptitude. Led reading groups, facilitated with classroom teaching, provided support on an individual and classroom level for students, and effected improvement in reading aptitude over the summer.

Classroom Teacher, International Children’s School    Summer 2005

Taught classroom of 17 children ages 3-6 during intensive summer program. Grade level equivalence of K-3rd grade, including reading, writing, math, music, and art skills. Also designed web page for the school.

Available upon Request

Extracurricular activities:

I was involved in productions at the Royall Tyler Theatre all through college.

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